This is the story of how this jacket came into being.
so my rucksack contained only dirty laundry and I longed for something clean to wear. Hence my purchase there of this rather boring looking hand woven top.
this video by Ana of CocoWawa Crafts on Youtube. Watching it really helped me to approach copying in an organised manner, especially the advice to make a list of all the pieces you need to trace before you start. I used my current favourite tracing material, horticultural fleece, to trace off the pieces; I describe my method on this blog previously here . Using this method I could pin the pattern pieces together after tracing and check the fit and whether the seams were true. Right first time!- Thanks Ana.
The story now moves to Jaipur, March 2017, where I joined a delightful group on one of the textile holidays organised by Jamie Malden of Colouricious
This holiday focused on Block Printing using traditional carved wooden pattern blocks.
Coming in Part 2- the making of the jacket. In the meantime I leave you with some pictures of fellow sewists in the village where we went to do this type of printing.
A tailor making a shirt :
A woman stitching a quilt: